High School Programmes in South Africa are a very popular way of younger students learning and improving their English by participating in a High School curriculum and the South African way of life. During your time at High School you will attend all lessons in English and so your command and understanding of English will improve in no time. After school you will be encouraged to attend and join After School Clubs for Sports; Drama; Debating or Community Work. Our host family will ensure that you are welcomed as part of the family; take part in all family events and feel safe and secure with them.
This course is aimed at students who;
- Want to improve their English for final High School Exams in their own country
- Wanting to improve English to study this at University
- Want a holiday and learn English at the same time
- Fancy something different but still keep learning
- Become more independent
If you choose to book and attend one of our High School Programmes then you can be sure that we have carefully found a formula which works. You will have;
- Attendance at the High School of your choice
- Accommodation in a good quality and regularly inspected Host Family close to school
- Additional Trips and Excursions during School Holidays run by our Company or your host family
- regular contact with our Local Co Ordinator to ensure everything is going well
- South African Sim Card to get you going on our first few days
We will place you in the school of your choice and your host family will be chosen according to your choice of school. It is your host family who will meet you at the Airport, and you will already be like “old friends” as you will have spoken and emailed them before your arrive.
On the first day of school, your host family will take you there and introduce you. The Co Ordinator might also be there to welcome you but if not, she will meet you in the first few days. School uniform will be taken care of before hand and you will turn up on the first day, ready for action!
We will encourage you to get as much out of your South African Experience as possible and to make new friends as well as try new sports and hobbies. After School Clubs of all descriptions are available and you will be actively encouraged to try your hand at many of the subject on offer. After School it will be homework and then time with your new family.
Weekends in South Africa are always active, even in the Winter. You will be spending time with your Host family who will be keen to show you as much of the country as they can. If you are staying during longer school holidays, then don’t be surprised if they take you away camping or hiking as South Africans love the outdoor life. If you have made friends with students in your school, then it will be permitted for you to spend time with them either at your house; their house or at an organized activity. Safety is always paramount with our students and we encourage you not to wander off on your own and ensure your host family knows where you are at all times
Your Local Co Ordinator will meet you and keep in touch with you very often. It is their job to ensure that you are safe; settled and happy at school. Any small or worrying issues can be talked with to her any time you are worried. Always in confidence!
By the time you have finished your High School Experience in South Africa your English will certainly have improved. You will be able to return home and possibly take a formal English Examination such as First Certificate; IELTS; PET; Cambridge English & BEC. Your choice is endless. Not only that you will leave feeling more confident and experienced and ready for your next step towards High Education. Attending a High School Programme allows you to make friends and mix with other people around the World also attending high School Programmes. You will make long and lasting friendships with local people and your host family and learn more about the Rainbow Country than you ever thought possible.
Mixed Gender Schools
Protea Heights Academy
Protea Heights Academy focuses on Mathematics and Science, which are compulsory subjects for all grades. The IT department is advanced with excellent opportunities to keep up with the development of technology. Students are also exposed to sport, culture and leadership opportunities in addition to the excellent academic education. It is a lovely spacious school, with young vibrant teachers to contribute to a wonderful diverse learning experience.
A great institution with superb Sporting Facilities. Nestled in a town right on the Beach with a strong After School emphasis and expectations on results in both academic and sporting departments
Diverse school offering opportunities for students living in Somerset West and Gordons Bay. Huge Sports Fields and lots of encouragement for all of the students.
Camps Bay High School
Camps Bay High School with its high academic record and wonderful after school activities. As you can imagine sports feature highly in the school and you will be invited to participate both after school as well as team Building weekends away with your new friends. Host families will live in the areas of Clifton and Camps Bay. After school, you can run across the road and surf!
Simons Town High School
Established for over 200 years and offers a wide range of subjects plus is linked to Simons Town Naval Academy. Its vibrant; inter active and has students from 5 to 19 years. The students hail from Europe; Africa and South America. The local bus is offered or you can go with your host family.
Brackenfell High School
Just north of Cape Town with a high emphasis on results. They have teams for Rugby, Cricket and Tennis and you are actively encouraged to join in. They run ‘a tight ship” so the correct uniform is important.
Single Gender Schools
Calling Education boys school
Calling Education inspires, equips and grows leaders, future fathers and teachers The school has a clear focus on developing a healthy fatherhood framework as well as producing strong characters; inspirational Leaders and confident young men.
Sans Souci Girls School
Girls only…Sans Souci is a smaller school that welcomes female students from a diversity of backgrounds and has a reputation for high achievers. For more than five decades Sans Souci has been producing extraordinary young women. Students are encouraged to respect others and the environment, to act with integrity, and to develop a social conscience as evidenced in our school motto “Learn to be of Service”. Being in a smaller school means more leadership opportunities and our girls enjoy these under the mentorship of our superb staff.
Rhenish Girls’ High School aims to provide its pupils with an education of the highest quality and is committed to providing an environment that is conducive to effective teaching and learning. All pupils, regardless of their intellectual abilities, social backgrounds and academic aspirations, are encouraged to develop their full potential, strive for excellence in all they do, and become responsible, caring and productive citizens.
Rondebosch Boys’ High School believes that sport helps to establish a wonderful rapport between staff and pupils. Efficiently coached and organized, sport promotes friendships, group integration, self-confidence and assists in the development of personal maturity and inter-personal skills. Not only are top players considered – every boy is encouraged to participate and enjoy his chosen activity. Cultural activities have always been part of the balanced make-up of learners at Rondebosch Boys’ High School.
High School Programmes Prices 2019
|Brackenfell High School||Protea Heights High School||Simons Town High School||Sans Souci School for Girls||Calling Academy School for Boys||Prices – all inclusive – for 1 term from 2,550.00 GBP|
|Camps Bay High School||Rhenish School for Girls||Fish Hoek High School||Prices – all inclusive – for 1 term from 2,950.00 GBP|
|Rhondenbosch High School||Prices – all inclusive – for 1 term from 3,200.00 GBP|
All fees includes school fees; host family accommodation; some excursions; airport transfers; local co Ordinator; )
Please enquire for prices for 1 month (Simons Town High School and Brackenfell only ) 2 terms; 1 academic year.
School Term Dates – 2019
|Term 2||02.04.19||14.06.19||11 Weeks|
|Term 3||09.07.19||20.09.19||11 Weeks|
|Term 4||01.10.19||04.12.19||9 Weeks|